Before That

Right now, I am sitting by the pool playing Carcassonne and enjoying the evening temperatures—warm, but comfortable.

Before that, I walked to dinner with friends and enjoyed a delicious quesadilla and some great company.

Before that, I read beside the pool until I got too hot and made the plunge into the cool water.

Before that, I alternately listened to The City of Ember on audiobook and dozed in the car on the way back from Zion National Park.

Before that, we explored The Narrows, which essentially consists of walking through an icy, waist-deep river, navigating through rocks and sand and a fairly strong current.  Though my feet were mostly numb after the first 100 feet, it was an exhilarating experience, which was even more exciting because we were hiking alongside hundreds of other people from all over the world.  What an adrenaline rush!

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Before that, we hiked to the Emerald Pools, which had some incredible vantage points of the canyon as well as the pools themselves, aptly named because of the moss-green algae that colors the water.

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Before that, we made our way to the Canyon Overlook, where I may have gotten a little bit too close to the edge, but it was all worth it for the photos from the top!

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Before that, we entered Zion National Park to begin our adventures as the sunrise painted the sky a soft pink and the morning temperatures gave us reason to pull on our long-sleeved shirts.

Before that, I woke up at 5:30 so that we could eat a “deluxe” breakfast (according to the hotel marquee) and drink a few cups of coffee and hit the road at 7:00 on the dot.

What a fun last day of March!  Thanks for reading!

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Thanks to Stacey, Anna, Beth, Tara, Dana, and Betsy at Two Writing Teachers for creating a place for writers to share their work and hosting the March Slice of Life Story Challenge!

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